Joseph “Jay” F. Williams III, of Fairfield, formerly of Greenwich, passed away on July 24, 2021. He was 50.
Jay, as he was known, was born September 27, 1970 to Joseph F. Williams Jr. (deceased) and Mary Ann Williams both of Greenwich. He graduated Greenwich High School in 1988, where he was an accomplished Varsity Ice Hockey player. He was a talented athlete, and also excelled in Baseball.
He was a humble teammate preferring to prove his abilities on the field of play. Jay enjoyed all sports, and was a
lifelong football fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He also loved golf, fishing, and coaching youth sports. His greatest joy was watching his sons compete, particularly in baseball. Jay attended Roger Williams University where he continued his Ice Hockey and Baseball endeavors.
He graduated in 1992, with a degree in business. Post-graduation Jay began a career in the footwear industry and worked as a sales executive for 27 years, representing many world-famous brands. He was well respected in his industry and described as an aggressive advocate for his customers, great mentor, and a pleasure to work with. Jay was awarded several sales awards during his career. Jay loved the beach, boating, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.
He was a dedicated husband, father, son, and brother. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Jay is survived by his wife Andrea Williams, their two sons, who he was so proud of, Riley (21) and Colin (19), his mother MaryAnn, Mother in law Rosemary Lovallo, brothers Kevin, David (Roxana Salas) and two nephews (Sean and Logan).
There will be a private service for the family.